By Kerrie Mitchell
Updated May 02, 2008 at 04:00 AM EDT
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Credit: Etienne George

Julian Schnabel’s masterful adaptation of The Diving Bell and the Butterfly, French Elle editor Jean-Dominique Bauby’s memoir, is a moving, humane drama about a vibrant man (Mathieu Amalric) left almost completely paralyzed by a stroke, and the rich life that lingered after his body failed. EXTRAS Schnabel’s fantastic commentary mixes technical details — he attached his own glasses to the camera to simulate Bauby’s point of view — with fun asides (Niels Arestrup, who plays a hospital visitor, is a mix of ”Chris Walken and Marlon Brando after they’ve been stuck inside a glacier for about 13 hours”). A

The Diving Bell and the Butterfly

type
  • Movie
genre
mpaa
  • PG-13
runtime
  • 112 minutes
director
  • Julian Schnabel

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